- How to Send a Professional Email to a Professor
- Some of the guidelines, such as including your college (e.g. Science and Technology) and status (e.g. sophomore) are not necessary for a small school, but most of the guidelines should be followed.
- Other topics may vary a little from one professor to the next (e.g. how quickly they respond to emails), but allowing at least 1 day is a good starting point.
- Do not repeatedly email your professor without allowing them time to respond. Organize your thoughts before sending an email the first time, instead of treating email like a text conversation.
- Google Docs/Slides/SheetsGoogle Docs/Slides/Sheets: How to get files that you can actually turn in!
- Plagiarism Tutorial
- Keep track of your sources
- Paraphrase into your own words
- Avoid direct quotations whenever possible
- Cite, and include your sources. Cite your sources, and don’t forget to cite.
- Critical Thinking
- Satire & Critical Thinking (& Politics)
- Can you evaluate whether an article is even worth the time that you spend reading it?
- What does it mean to be biased?
- Why does the source of your information matter?
- Aren’t facts just facts?
- How do people & corporations manipulate information to influence your decisions?
- Does your professor actually just want you to memorize information like a mindless automaton, or does she/he want you to analyze it?
- Armstrong Research Tutorial
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science in America
- Scientific Literacy
- (Warning, comments and examples in some videos are crass/vulgar)
- More Growing Soon!
featured image: Oyster toadfish at the Charleston, SC Aquarium (Spring 2015)